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The future of skills and global value chains: what lessons can we learn from Singapore?

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When will robots replace our jobs? How can new technologies help to reskill and upskill workers? What are the challenges in managing a dispersed global workforce? These were just some of the issues raised at the International Risk and Horizon …

Training smarter, not harder? Shedding light on the training conundrum

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The UK economy is emerging from the longest and deepest recession since the 1930s. Business profits have been affected, and the public sector has experienced job losses and wage freezes. In difficult economic times, it is sometimes feared that employers …

A great time to address the training and skills gap

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As the professional body for the industry, for decades we have looked to support and grow glass manufacturing in the UK. To do so we have had to identify the threats to the industry. Working with established research providers such …

It’s good to share – insights from the Skills Show

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Partnership. It’s the new buzzword. But what does it actually mean? The concept is simple; shared ownership brings shared benefits. For employers this means collaborating with other businesses in their supply chains, colleges, universities or even training providers to develop …